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future here that is of chief concern to the west. we spoke with dr. khalil el gazar, a member of the brotherhood leadership council after the meeting. everyone is afraid of you. >> why? i ask why? give me an answer. >> reporter: because they don't want to see a fundamentalist regime where people don't have choice. >> we are not fundamentalist. like the muslim think. >> reporter: he told us the brotherhood is not seeking the presidency or any cabinet position. and he says the brotherhood accepts egypt's peace treaty with israel. what about the west, would you have friendly ties to the west? >> we have good feelings to the west, but what i'm searching for, better thing from the western country. >> reporter: while there are still protesters vowing to remain in the square until the president leaves office, the political process for when he does leave is now under way. christiane amanpour, abc news, cairo.
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and president obama is now downplaying expectations that the muslim brotherhood would have a major role in whatever new government takes shape in egypt. in an interview with fox news channel's bill o'reilly the president looked at egypt's options. >> what i want is a representative government in egypt. and i have confidence that if egypt moves in an orderly transition process, that we'll have a government in egypt that we can work with together as a partner. >> also from egypt, a top google executive who went missing there is expected to be released to his family this afternoon. the google marketing manager had been detained since he took part in anti-government protests late last month. a colleague was negotiating his release. back in this country, two young men are under arrest after a shooting rampage at a frat party in ohio. it happened at a house off campus near youngstown state university. police say the two young men were asked to leave the party but returned and open fire. one student was killed and 11
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others injured. one victim, a 17-year-old s now in critical condition. there is growing controversy in florida over a man who admittedly -- who admitted killing his elderly father. lawyers for the confessed killer say they now plan to use the insanity defense, but they're also blaming the killer's use of a popular energy drink. jeremy hubbard has that story. >> reporter: it is an unbelievable crime. steven has confessed to smothering his 83-year-old father with a pillow, but almost as shocking, the reasons his lawyers say he did it. the cause, a combination of red bull and exhaustion that led to a psychotic breakdown. his own brother doesn't buy it. >> it's crap. i don't think the man even drank red bull. they cannot 100% tell me that he didn't know what he was doing. >> reporter: his defense team disagrees. in fact, the american psychiatric association defines a caffeine overdose as 300 milligrams, that's about four cans of red bull. but his attorneys insist cases like this aren't stunts.
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>> these people are insane. i don't put a defense on that i don't believe in. >> reporter: in this case the prosecution's psychiatrist agree and an insanity plea is appropriate for the suspect. the red bull insanity defense is hardly unique. one said he was being spaced by space alien and remember the twinkie defense. harvey milk shot and killed by fellow san francisco leader dan white, whose attorneys claimed a diet of sugary food gave him mood swings that made him snap. >> why do they cause insanity? it's, frankly, a series of events that causes an individual to not be able to understand that the actions, activities they're involved in are criminal. >> reporter: we have seen and will likely continue to see the insanity defense if a slew of high profile cases. truth s it's used less than 1% of the time and works for just one-quarter of those defendants, like this man, who could be
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released from a mental institution in just months if a judge agrees he was insane at the time. jeremy hubbard, abc news, new york. >> what a bizarre story. here's a look now at your monday weather. showers in the pacific northwest. the southeast and hawaii. meanwhile, snow in denver and around the rockies. a wintry mix of snow and rain across much of the south. partly sunny here in the northeast. >> mid-40s here in the northeast. miami will hit 82 degrees. that's warmer than honolulu, at 79. bitter cold in fargo with minus 2. twin cities with a high of 5 degrees. while some couples may race to the altar but in denver yesterday, some raced to the prize. >> more than a dozen prospective brides and grooms took part in the hitched in the highlands event, billed as an urban adventure. >> the 15 couples had to follow clues and perform some stunts as well. elizabeth and paul finished first and took the $20,000 prize. nice for them. they'll be married on april 10th.
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they say it's good to find out how well they will work together. >> if you're wondering what the stunts were, it included making bouquets, buying liquor and having the groom get a manicure. >> a couple that drinks together, stays together. more "world news now" after this. ♪ [ male announcer ] for the things you can't wash, freshen it with febreze. ♪ because febreze doesn't just cover up odors... it penetrates deep into fabrics to eliminate odors and leaves a light, fresh scent. febreze. it's a breath of fresh air.
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domino's, papa john's, pizza hut, they play rough trying to win your delivery dollar. >> pizza. thank you. >> reporter: who's the best of the bunch? to find out, we deviced an unscientific test. who better to judge pizza than college students. we asked students at five different universities around the country to order large pepperoni pizzas from the three chains. to measure them not on taste, that's just too subjective. >> very good. >> reporter: but on what really matters when you're trying to feed a hungry crew. speed of delivery, temperature, how hot on arrival and critical for meat lovers, how many pieces of pepperoni per pie. all students called their local domino's, papa john's and pizza hut at the exact same time, 5 p.m. on sunday. >> timer has started. for domino's.
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>> reporter: after adjusting for distance for delivery location, winner of fastest delivery on this day goes to domino's, which won in three out of five of our test locations. next up, hotness. of course, the sooner the pizza got to the students, the more likely it was to be nice and fresh. the most piping hot pie came from domino's in syracuse. >> this pizza is coming right out of the oven and drove it right here. about 152. >> reporter: not every slice was good and hot. like this from papa john's. >> it's so cold that it ripped apart like this. >> i ordered a peez. >> from you an hour ago. it just got here. it's cold and nasty. >> reporter: who had the hottest pizza? in our experiment the winner was domino's. >> hot, fresh, lots of pep ro pepperonis. >> reporter: how many are on each? >> looks like a lot of pepper i pepperon pepperonis.
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let's count this. >> lots of pepperonis. >> 54, 55. and 55 pieces of pepperoni. that's a lot of pepperoni. >> reporter: the meatiest with an average of 54 pieces per pie, pizza hut. >> mm. unscientific study but interesting, nonetheless. >> i think most would take a piece from each. if i was pulling, i'd do pizza hut crust, papa john's toppings -- sorry, sauce. >> a mix of all those things? >> yes. >> look at "world news now." >> apparently dressed like a dude working in a pizza factory. >> i like your hat. >> call me giuseppe.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ well, let's just get to the story everyone's talking about today. >> oh, yeah. >> if you watched the super bowl last night you probably saw christina aguilera singing at the beginning. everyone is talking about the line she messed up. take a listen.
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♪ what so proudly we hailed ♪ at the twilight's last gleaming ♪ ♪ what so proudly we watched ♪ at the twilight's last gle gleaming ♪ >> so that wasn't on loop. that was her repeating the same line twice with variation. instead she repeated an earlier line with a slight variation. she sang, what so proudly we watched were the twilight's last gleaming. she is finally coming out. she had to because people viciously attacked her after the mistake. people in the audience were immediately tweeting. here's ashe had to say. she said, i can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and the true spirit of the anthem still came through. this is initially after she first declined to comment. this came out late last night. we posted this on our facebook
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page. and people immediately -- >> it blew up. >> -- chimed in. you guys are very aggressive in whether you support her or don't support her. we got this text from katherine. she said, is floored and not in a good way. she butchered that. we got this from andrew. can you imagine how nerve racking that must be. back off. >> i agree with andrew. some folks didn't like her rendition, thought it was too over the top. that was mine -- >> that was christina. >> yes. 100 million people, i guess folks get nervous. giselle, back in the headlines. she has a knack for making folks mad. six months ago she said there should be a worldwide law that mothers should breast feed their babies for six months. now she's taking on sunscreen, calling it poison. she basically says she has too
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many chemicals, doesn't like to use the stuff. cancer experts furious she said this. head of brazil's national cancer institute says sunscreen prooempbts damage to the skin and fundamental for the prevention of cancer. not a poison but a public person making a statement like this creates confusion. she doesn't like formula or sunscreen. that's giselle chiming in. >> i believe they're innocent comment. she doesn't intend to have this platform. she has it because she's a celebrity. they can barely speak english but pe want them to learn italian. i'm talking about the guys from "jersey shore." ronny and pauley d. are taking a rosetta stone to learn italian. if you haven't heard, they're doing seasons in italy and they want to make sure they are able to speak the language properly. i think they have to fade out the jersey shore accent to master. >> i have a feeling that ain't going to happen. i want to see what kind of americana the crew from "jersey
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shore" brings over to italy when they start season, what is it, 28 now? i cannot wait. >> it will be interesting when they introduce beer bongs and fake tans. >> gtf, fist pump.
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america online is expected to announce that is impiing "the huffington post." aol reportedly paid $315 million for huffington post to expand the company's news presence on the web. julian assange appears in a london courtroom today for extradition hearings. his attorneys are fighting sexual assault charges in sweden. back to work for astronaut mark kelly. he will resume training for "endeavour" mission. he has been on leave since last month when his wife, congresswoman gabby giffords was shot in tucson. finally this half hour, the story of a little boy from
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georgia whose bravery knows no limits. >> after suffering painful burns and have his body reject skin grafts he took part in an experimental medical trial, using skin grown if a laboratory. >> look at you, mr. handsome man. >> reporter: alfred is just 8 years old and a very strong little man. he is living, surviving, walking into school today after suffering severe burns over most of his body. the accident happened here in june at a wooded area near the family's home. there were kids here playing with lighters and gasoline. they started a fire. and when alfred came to help them put it oath out, he was covered in flames. >> in the backseat of the car he said, mommy, am i going to die? i think i might die. and i said, no, you're not going to die. you're not going to die. no. >> reporter: doctors at shriner's hospital in cincinnati saved his life with a risky procedure that required fda approval. they took small pieces of skin, what little he had left, and used them to grow replacement
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skin in a laboratory. >> i want to go home. >> reporter: after months of prayers and dozens of operations -- >> good morning. we're glad to have you here today. >> reporter: -- he's now back at elementary school with his old friends in his new skin. >> it's awesome. and i'm awesome. >> reporter: all this time a teddy bear kept his seat nice and warm. the next year he has to wear this protective suit while his skin fully heals because doctors flew to town weeks ago to show his friends what to expect. >> they showed how he needed the special clothes. >> no one wants to wear this. >> really? >> i don't like wearing this. >> i like it because it looks like a fire fighter man. >> reporter: the kids don't see -- >> nope, they don't. >> reporter: they just see him as a regular student. >> a regular third grade student. >> reporter: he's expected to make a full recovery. his mother says he's learned more in four months about life, death and love than most people learn their entire lives.
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steve osunsamosunsami, abc news >> his parent say his days begin with skin stretching exerc when you stay connected to your kids, they'll stay connected to you. the boys town national hotline can help. call the boys town national hotline at 1-800-448-3000 (tdd#1-800-448-1433) ...or visit us on the web at parenting dot org.
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i'm afraid to open my eyes.
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i'm afraid yesterday was all a dream and i'll wake up and still be in the shelter. 1, 2, 3. this morning on "world news now" -- reaching out. a remarkable political move by egypt's vice president. >> he's been meeting with opposition leaders, including those who have been considered outlaws. it's monday, february 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, thanks for being with us on this monday. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm rob nelson. we'll get the mood this morning in cairo and find out why some protesters are extremely skeptical about egypt's new political transition. also today, did you notice the 100th anniversary of ronald reagan's birth. we'll tell you what political mood republicans are in and
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really does his legacy help the conservative cause? the big news in sports this morning, the green bay packers victory at super bowl xlv. who won in our own football picks here on "world news now." i kind of took a beating here. >> i did pretty good. i did all right. >> yeah, you did. before we get to all that, we turn to egypt where freedom square in cairo is once again filled with protesters demanding the president step down. >> in other parts of the city, life shows signs of returning to normal. >> reporter: good morning from here in cairo. you can see from the live pictures we're able to bring you that demonstrators are heading back into tahrir square on this foggy morning. for two weeks now they've been unyielding in their call for president mubarak to resign. they are unmoved by gestures from the government that are coming out of talks with opposition leaders over the weekend. vice president omar suleiman convened an unprecedented meeting. he agreed to release political
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prisoners, restore the internet here. he also pledged not to go after any of the protesters. many of them remain in the square because they have feared once they leave, they will be hunted down. still they're in no mood to compromise. many protesters tell us they are skeptical of the government's good faith. so, how this ends is still very much unclear. there is a growing eeriness with the upheaval. banks reopened and legendary traffic return to the streets. many tell us although they support the cause, they are anxious to get on with their lives. the government wants a seize on that, portray the dmon strags as disruptive but the protesters see no reason to stop now. >> well, you mentioned moving forward. what about the muslim brotherhood? they're of course now rumors they'll be involved in these political talks. how significant is this? >> reporter: it's really significant. it is the first time in 30 years that the muslim brotherhood has actually been given a seat at
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the table. for the last 30 years they have been banned and they have been bullied. they sat alongside the youth leaders who were at the heart of this movement. the brotherhood and the role they might take in the future of this country is certainly a chief concern to the west. we've spoken to leaders of the group. they tell us that they are in favor of egypt's peace treaty with israel. they say that's good for all egyptians. they say there's no fear of fundamentalism. they say they are not al qaeda. they are not looking to turn this into iran, any theocracy. they say they are willing to work with all the people and keep egypt secular. >> fascinating politics. thank you for that report live from cairo this morning. also in the middle east, a hearing has ended for three american hikers charged with spying in iran. simon mcgregor woods has details on the secret proceed proceedings. >> reporter: after an agonizing 18 months in detention, two hikers had their day in tehran's
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revolutionary court. but america's only diplomatic representative in iran, the swiss ambassador, was told to wait outside. the two men and their former companion sarah shourd were charged with entering iran illegally and espionage. that can carry serious amounts of jail time. shourd was released on $500,000 bail for medical reasons last september, and is refusing to return to iran. she's been tried in absentia. defense lawyers read out not guilty pleas for all three. we spoke to one of those lawyers -- after reading everything, i'm very hopeful and positive, he told us, that legally there is no evidence of trespassing or spying. problem is, this whole case is more about politics than law. >> we know from previous experience in iran that these -- these judges are not objective. these cases are not based on the actual evidence. they are political cases. >> reporter: the two men's fate may now depend on a power
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struggle between religious hard liners and those inside the regime who believe this case may now be more trouble than it's worth. simon mcgregor with abc news, london. in northwest ohio, firefighter expect that a stubborn chemical fire should be extinguished later this morning. the fire started after a freight train derailed. eight cars blew up. each car was carrying 30,000 gallons of ethanol. everyone within two miles of that explosion was evacuated. thankfully, no injuries to report. in northeast ohio two men are behind bars this morning after a shooting rampage at a fraternity party. it happened at a house off campus near youngstown state university. police say the to men were asked to leave the party but returned and open fire. one student was killed and 11 others injured. one victim, a 17-year-old s in critical condition. back to work this morning for astronaut mark kelly. the husband of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords resumes training at johnson
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space station. he's been at the bedside of his wife since she was shot in that tragedy in tucson. while in space, he'll be able to keep in touch through e-mail as well as the occasional phone call. well, there were events around the country over the weekend marking the 100th anniversary of ronald reagan's birth. more birthday events are planned all day long. the celebrations are sure to stoke the reagan myth, but does it really fit the man? here's david kerley. ♪ god bless america >> reporter: a centennial celebration befitting a president. celebrating a man who redefined the republican party, cherished by conservatives. >> i have only one say to say to the tax increasers, go ahead, make my day. >> reporter: the now political icon is a campaign must mention. >> ronald reagan. >> ronald reagan. >> ronald reagan. >> reporter: and not just republicans. democrats seeing that history has been good to the 40th president are trying to co-opt part of his legacy.
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republicans know it. >> you could say we're all reaganites now. >> reporter: some worry that this embracing of the legacy may strip away some of the former president's ideals, making it harder for conservatives to move the country to the right. those same conservatives have been purposeful in reagan myth-making. for 14 years one group has worked to get airports, roads and buildings named in mr. reagan's honor. does that diminish the conservative cause? >> to the extent we're all reaganites now, i don't see how conservatives can be depressed by that. because what reagan meant then and now means that we're going to discuss american politics in a conservative vocabulary. >> reporter: the reagan message -- >> our government is too big and spends too much. >> reporter: of smaller government and fewer taxes didn't become a reality. while he dramatically cut tax rates, he also signed tax increases in six of his eight years in office. rather than shrinking government, spending actually increased 2.5% each year he
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served. and the national debt tripled. the myth may not match reality, leaving us plenty to debate. >> how many presidents can we say that historians 100 years after they left office are still writing and still interested in? ronald reagan would be one of those ♪ happy birthday to you >> reporter: david kerley, abc news, washington. well, there was a little football game last night down in texas. maybe you've heard of the super bowl. the game last night, the green bay packers defeated the pittsburgh steelers 31-25. never yielding to lead. they now will take home the trophy named for their former legendary coach vince lombardi. aaron rodgers was named mvp. and back in green bay, of course, as you can imagine, fans poured into the streets to celebrate. warming up a cold wisconsin night. green and gold fire works flashed overhead.
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festivities will continue this afternoon when the team returns from dallas, drive through the city in a motorcade to a big celebration over at lambeau field. good times in wisconsin. >> oh, that's who won. >> you hadn't heard, right? >> i'm just kidding. here's a look at your monday weather. showers in the northeast. south gets a mix of snow and rain. fair and mild in the southwest. >> and the middle of the country remains in the deep freeze. minus 2 in fargo. 12 in omaha. 20 in kansas city. sacramento with 67. phoenix, 71. mid-40s from baltimore to new york. before she was the anchor of "good morning america," before she was even in television, robin roberts was a star basketball player in high school and college. >> she played for southeastern louisiana university scoring 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds as well. yesterday her alma mater retired her jersey, number 21. >> she's only the second lady lion so honored. >> congrats to robin.
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by now most of us know the story behind the oscar winning film "the blind side got" but turns out there's a little more. >> the real michael orr has written his own book. he tells the world his real story behind his live. john donvan has the story. >> reporter: something about number 74, michael orr, that people are always telling hi story. >> the baltimore ravens select michael orr. >> reporter: the day he was a first-round draft pick. >> now we can tell the story from homeless in memphis to a first-round pick. >> i'm not going to let them down. i'm going to get everything i
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got. >> reporter: the best-selling biography "the blind side" and then the movie the book turned into, winning an oscar for sandra bullock. >> we want to know if you would like to become part of this family? >> kind of thought i already was. >> reporter: and how they got him through school and on a path to the nfl. it's a real tear-jerker with the added power of being based on real life. up to a point anyway. because now michael is coming out with his own version of the michael oher story. so you watched the movie and you said, afterwards my feelings were mixed. i couldn't understand why so many people around me were sniffing and blowing their noses at the end. i wanted to stand up and say, you realize that was a happy ending, right? >> yeah, i mean, it was. i went to college. you know, it was a great ending. you know, but it had a bunch of
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sad parts in it. >> reporter: but you're happy, happy ending? >> yeah, very happy ending. >> reporter: as happy as it was impossible. but it happened. the world that michael oher came from, was not gentle, the rough side of memphis where he grew up wandering among homes of neighbors who would take him in until the private christian school let him enroll and leanne tu we, a real person, hers a real family, started by giving michael a place to sleep and ended up adopting him. >> he thinks i birthed him. it's gotten to the point where i think i birthed him. he takes great offense if people don't think he's a part of the family. >> reporter: so if the story is all true, why come out with yet another version of it? because obviously this guy doesn't need the money. who did you write the book for? >> kids out there, young teenagers out there that, you know, the odds much them making it are slim to none. i basically did it, you know, for them.
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>> reporter: so they get the message it can be done. >> exactly. >> reporter: michael book also functions as a footnote to the michael oher story we think we know. he wants to make clear he's not sod guy who sat around waiting to be rescued. there's a part of the story that bothers him. >> i felt that, you know, that the book made me look like i didn't know what was going on. for instance, with ketchup bottles. >> he's a running back and you show me what he -- >> reporter: he means the scene where he explains to michael how football work. >> quarterback hands it off. >> reporter: cute kid, cute scene, never happened. because michael says he knew football. >> since i was 19 years old, i always understood the game of football and basketball. >> reporter: but what he wants kids to hear is that they have a part in their own rescue. that he himself, despite the odds, stayed away from drugs, kept himself together, never stopped believing in himself, long before he had met the
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tuoys. you did a lot yourself. you ironed your shirts to show up neat and clean long before you were discovered. >> no doubt. i always was a neat guy. getting up on my own time. i was determined to be something. i probably wasn't going to be in the nba or nfl, but i was going to make it in life. i was going to have, you know, a family. just -- >> reporter: so, if you didn't have the size, if you didn't have your talent, do you still think you would have gotten out of the inner city? >> no doubt. i was determined. i mean, no matter what it took. i was going to -- i was going to get out because i knew there was something better. >> reporter: his something better turned out to be pretty rare. >> good work by michael. >> reporter: playing in the nfl, covering the blind side. his point, to those who need help and to those who can help, go for it, because the only time you're sure to lose is when you stop trying. i'm john donvan in washington. >> the movie portrayed him as
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dumb as to never having had quality academic instruction. once he had it he started to do very well. >> he says his mother was very found of crack cocaine, she had 12 kids and those long stretches of time were gone, he says all of that was accurate. >> the book will be out tomorrow.
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under a rock, the green bay packers are the new super bowl champions. they took their business against pittsburgh steelers winning last night's big game 31-25. so, now they will head back with their title, with their fourth vince lombardi trophy, named after the packers' legendary coach. >> more highlights from the game coming up in just a second. but with the end of the nfl season, try not to shed a tear, comes to the end of our
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competition to pick the winner. >> this competition makes me like football because i'm apparently gifted as picking winners. our postseason version came down to the wire but the overall winner hanging in the balance of super bowl xlv. who won? we'll get to that in a moment. first let's go to highlights. >> the steelers went into last night's game looking for their seventh super bowl ring. aaron rodgers and the packers were standing in front of that, though. the pack scored first when rodgers finds nelson in the end zone to take a 7-0 lead. >> on the steelers next possession, ben roth lis bethli drops back and hit as he throws. collins comes down and takes it 37 yards all the way to the td. packers go into the half up 21-10. >> we fast forward to the fourth quarter when rodgers finds jennings in the end zone. packers up 28-17. >> but the steelers would not go
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down quietly. in the fourth, roethlisberger finds mike wallace for the 25-yard td pass. they would go for two and get it. steelers now trail 28-25. >> now a game with under a minute to play, steelers looking for a miracle on fourth and five. roethlisberger looking for wallace. pass broken up and packers take super bowl xlv 31-25. >> now time for everyone to gloat here, except for rob. what does a packers victory mean for us? it came down to jack and willis, who picked the steelers and packers respectively. >> with packers victory, willis moves into a tie for jack for first place on the final day of the season. we have a tie. >> so, our final leaderboard looks like this. jack and willis share the top spot going 6-5. >> vinita ends up with a 5-6 record and i pull up the back shamefully 4-7 for postseason. congrats to you. your strategy worked.
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pug dog, he tackles the guy, tied for first place with another ad, the budweiser dog ad, which was fun y featuring a dog sitter who gets the canines to cater his party. the doritos dog did well to tie with budweiser dog. coming in third, if you saw this one, was the volkswagen darth vader ad. huggable kid in that costume with unknown assist from his dad thinks he started the car with his magic powers. cute stuff. >> i missed that one. >> i didn't wake up until the end of the first quarter. that's what the folks at "usa today" liked. congrats. >> speaking of the super bowl, i read this article in "the wall street journal" and i thought it was interesting. they basically chronicled some guy who was trying to watch the super bowl tivo'd. this guy had a long drive so he couldn't watch the game live. and they asked him all of the different mediums he basically
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had to avoid it. when you think about it, it's staggering. this guy went to the extreme, before he even said anything, he said, don't tell me the score. they said with the day after he basically realized he would have to dodge all radio bulletins, tv news, friends, their phone calls, text messages, e-mails, news websites, facebook and twitter. i think if you think about it, i mean, to avoid not knowing this, you surely couldn't have seen this segment before this and you can't watch any tv because everyone references it the day after. >> it's virtually impossible. i'm sure he knows by now. it's impossible to avoid. that's how in touch we are these days. good luck if he did it. this story strikes me as weird from the associated press out of north dakota. i don't -- a lot of questionses with this but it is funny. north dakota team, wrestling team was traveling to another part of the state for a high school regional championship for the wrestling match. they thought they spotted what they believed to be at the time was a dead raccoon. for whatever reason they pulled the raccoon into the tour bus.
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they get to where their going, they open the door and the raccoon scurries out. they open the door and the raccoon scurries out. now they had to leave the
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this morning on "world news now" -- the champions, the green bay packers beat the pittsburgh steelers in the super bowl. >> the vince lombardi trophy heads home to titletown, usa. it is monday, february 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we're talking about the commercials because that's what i tuned in to watch. good morning, thanks for being us with on this monday. i'm vinita nair. >> did you have a favorite? >> i like the m&m one. chrysler had so many commercials. >> did you see doritos with the pug crashing through the door? that was good, too. we slept through the first
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quarter. >> we're honest. >> good morning, i'm rob nelson. not all ticketholders got to see the game within dallas stadium. a few hundred fans were turned away. they are not too pleased. >> after paying all that money. >> $800. >> businesses try to return to normal in cairo. we've heard for days now they have been shuddered. ee gipgs leaders are trying to set up a transitional government plan, one the world is waiting to see. >> absolutely. later on in this half hour, inspirational message from a college wrestler with a winning attitude. first, the sell brags are not over yet in cheesehead territory. the packers will fly home with their super bowl trophy and carry it through the streets of green bay, wisconsin, and a moe motorcade. >> hundreds of fans with tickets may remember super bowl xlv for its frustrations and disappointments. as jason whitely reports, those
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fans found no seats at the stadium. >> reporter: it was clear even before the new dallas cowboy stadium was built jerry jones and the nfl would not host a super bowl only being able to seat 78,000 people. that's why the stadium was designed with extra space to accommodate temporary seats. in this case, 18,000 additional seats. a few hours before the game, the nfl issued statements indicating that more than 1200 ticketsholders would not be allowed in those temporary seats located in four lower sections and two upper sections. no reason was given other than to say the decision was made for the safety of the fans. three weeks ago, when most of those seats had been installed, news 8 caught wind of problems. concerns being raised by the arlington city fire marshal and arlington code inspectors. records obtained by news 8 at the time confirmed it.
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a series of memos and photographs enumerating numerous safety and code violations. among them, blocked paths of egress for fans who might need to escape in an emergency. inspectors found plans with no engineer seals. perhaps most glaringly, the discovery of one set of plans with no information regarding structural stability. and this, structural elements of one set of stands that are not completely secured and supported. but six days later one city official assured arlington's top building inspector, quote, i believe that they, the contractors, have addressed our major concerns. >> and that was jason whitely reporting. some bumped fans ended up watching the game on tv monitors or in standing room areas, although most of those folks had traveled some pretty long distances and paid some pretty big bucks to be at the game. >> yeah they're probably not too happy. >> huh-uh. turning to the crisis in
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egypt, more closed door talks are expected today to end two weeks of political upheaval. egypt's vice president met with the outlawed muslim brotherhood and other opposition groups for the fi time yesterday. despite this meeting, president obama is playing down the prospects that the brotherhood would play a major role in the new government. >> i think that the muslim brotherhood is one faction in egypt. they don't have majority support in egypt. they are -- but they are well organized and there are strains of their ideology that are anti-u.s. there's no doubt about it. what i want is a representative government in egypt. and i have confidence that if egypt moves in an orderly transition process, that we'll are a government in egypt that we can work with together as a partner. >> the muslim brotherhood aims to set up an islamic state in egypt. that is a big concern for the obama administration and government leaders in israel. well, life is slowly returning to normal for millions of people in cairo. some schools reopened for the
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first time in more than a week and so did some banks, too. abc's alex marquardt has been talking to people on the street. >> reporter: dusk on the nile. young egyptians hanging out, drinking tea, smoking, scenes that seem so out of place after all the anger and violence of the past two weeks. you and your friends, are you going about your lives the way you were before this all started? >> yeah. just without the night life. i called my friends and they told me, let's go. yeah, let's go out. but before the curfew. >> reporter: lines snaked out of banks the first time they were open in a week. branches that were open only had enough cash to stay open a few hours. cranes cleared the wreckage of burned out trucks. one way to gauge how cairo's feeling, the traffic and the honking were back. tahrir square is still full of thousands of protesters milling about peacefully, dancing, chanting, making art out of garbage. most have not wavered in their demands and they feel like they're making progress.
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>> in root causes of the corruption and this criminal act against egyptian people is not changed from its roots. nothing happened. >> reporter: but we saw a skism developing, some arguing they've already won and should call it a day. others shouted them down. it cairo neighborhoods many who support the cause are losing patience with the die-hards who have brought life in cairo to a halt. >> we have to stop now until we can see the change. >> reporter: and just when life beyond tahrir square started to feel normal again, a reminder this country remains in crisis. the nationwide curfew. >> at 7:00, take a look at the country. it's completely closed. no restaurants, no coffee shops, not even a supermarket to buy your stuff. >> reporter: alex marquardt, abc news, cairo. mother nature seems to have it in for australia. wildfires broke out in the province of western australia
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over the weekend. the flames destroyed at least 41 homes outside the city of perth and burned through 4,000 acres. crews hope to contain the fires today. a cyclone devastated eastern australia, which has also seen record flooding. three american hikers charged with spying while in iran have entered not guilty pleas. they went on trial in secret in tehran. larry jacobs has the details. >> reporter: the closed-door hearing for josh fattal and shane bauer lasted five hours. no observers, including the swiss ambassador, who represents u.s. diplomatic interests in iran. the two men and bauer's fiancee sarah shourd were charged with illegally entering iran and espionage. shourd was released last september. ordered to return for the trial but refused. just days after arriving in the u.s., shourd met with iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad in new york where he was attending the u.n. general assembly to ask
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for his help in freeing her friends. the lawyers entered not guilty pleas for all three. after reading everything, i'm very hopeful and positive that legally there is no evidence of trespassing or spying. but that may not be enough to win their freedom. >> we know from previous experience in iran that these -- these judges are not objective. these cases are not based on the actual evidence. they are political cases. >> reporter: if convicted they could face a maximum ten years in prison. larry jacobs, abc news. and now for a look at today's weather around the country. there will be a mixture of rain and snow across the south from memphis to little rock and into jackson, mississippi. meanwhile, snowy in cleveland as well. and on the east coast, dry and mild. cold in the upper plains and showers in the pacific northwest. >> miami has the high temperature today with 82 degrees. minneapolis the low at 5. although omaha will clock in with 12. the northeast will be in the mid-40s. >> the story everybody's talking about this morning. it's not just steelers fans who
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were disappointed this morning, singer christina aguilera admits she flubed a line in the national anthem during yesterday's super bowl. ♪ what so proudly we watched ♪ at the twilight's last gleaming ♪ ♪ and the rockets' red glare >> did you catch it there? >> i caught it. they caught it, too. >> she now says she lost her place. if you didn't catch it, it should have been o'er the ramparts we watched, instead she repeated an earlier line with a slight variation. >> the flag never streamed or ramparts gallantly otherwise in her rendition. she said she hopes viewers understand and still feel her love for the country. at least some people said on the plus side it was proof she was singing. it wasn't lip synched like other folks have in past years. >> it's amazing to me that her wikipedia page was changed by the third quarter of the game to reflect the mistake.
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it's been changed back since then. >> harder than genie in a bottle, i guess. we'll be back with more "world news now."
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welcome back, everybody. this week could be a make or break week for lindsay lohan's career as early as today authorities in l.a. could charge the actress with felony grand theft. >> police salo han stole a necklace from a jewelry store. he her lawyers say she'll fight the charges. >> reporter: barely a month out of rehab and already more legal woes for lindsay lohan. tmz reports she's facing grand theft felony charges. the reason, this $2500 necklace. a jewelry store in california says she stole it from them and they have surveillance tape to prove it. tnz says lohan claims the necklace was loaned to her and
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she was planning to return it, which she eventually did. >> the lapd got a seven warrant to search her house and then and only then did she decide i better do something so she had an assistant bee line it for the jewelry store. >> reporter: her lawyers fired back saying we vehemently deny these charges. the troubled star is on probation and has been arrested twice for dwi. she served three separate jail sentences and entered rehab five times in three years. lohan has been accused of stealing before. in 2008 a college student accused her of swiping her mink coat which lindsay denied. >> there's such a pattern here of two-bit criminal behavior that these thing can add up in a judge's mind or prosecutor's mind where they might want to throw the book at her. >> when lohan left rehab in january she tweeted, today is the first day of the rest of my life. but this latest accusation is a
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terrible twist for a promising hollywood actress. now tangled in a web of real life drama. >> she's a hot mess. i'm tired of it. >> this could be -- she's already fired that lawyer once. >> exactly, exactly. could be behind bars for three years if convicted. coming up, the big night of the year for advertisers. >> and a formula for success for super bowl commercials. advertisers reveal their secrets.
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back to our top story on this monday morning. the green bay packers are bringing another championship back to titletown, usa. aaron rodgers threw three touchdown passes helping the packers beat the steelers 31-25 to capture the crown and super bowl xlv in dallas. this is the fourth super bowl
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title in packers' history. rodgers was named the game's mvp. firmly now out of brett favre's shadow for sure. around the world last night, millions of people tuned in, not for the game, but for the commercials. he was clearly one those people, yes. >> over the past few years you may have noticed that with all the time and money, there seems to be a pattern to their success. john berman explains. >> reporter: super bowl xlv, while the season veterans take their positions, quarterbacks, guards, linebackers, horses, chimps, babies and naked ladies. >> godaddy.com. >> reporter: because really what's a super bowl without horses, chimps and naked ladies? >> super bowl ad is the biggest venue in the world. it's like going to the oscars or something. >> reporter: sean brian is the group creative director for mccann worldwide, a modern day mad man, but shorter. >> if you want to get on a plane to see just the hint of a woman's thigh because her skirt
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is just this much too short. >> welcome to the real mad men. a little shlumpier, no smoking allowed. >> reporter: he get to the essence of a super bowl ad. like go daddy. >> go daddy girls coming to set. >> everybody is staring. >> sex sells. that's hard to get. that's really hard to understand what that's about. >> reporter: budweiser. >> oh, the horses. >> reporter: do clydesdales make you thirsty? >> i don't know if they make you thirsty but they make you proud to be an american beer drinker. >> reporter: and the chimps. you're laughing. you love chimps. you can't help yourself. >> i like them. >> reporter: he does like them. we all like them. even if we can't figure out what they have to do with a company like career builder. but remember, a super bowl ad is
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a different animal than other ads. >> okay. >> nothing goes better with left joefs than ice cold pepsi. >> it's less of an opportunity to inform people and tell them a whole bunch of details about your product. you. to entertain them and you want to have them remember your brand. >> reporter: at $3 million a pop, it had better be entertaining. and likeable. >> you're playing like betty white out there. >> that's not when your girlfriend says. >> reporter: and it had been be understandable for the some 100 million people watching the super bowl. >> it used to be you would come down from the mountain with your message and announce it to the people with mega phones. >> reporter: back in the '80s super bowl ads were like this from apple. >> on january 24th apple computer will introduce macintosh and you'll see why 1984 won't be like 1984. >> now, advertising is an
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ongoing dialogue and you want to get people talking about your brand, re-tweeting your commercial, looking for web zones about it, and the super bowl is the very first part of it. >> reporter: after nearly 20 years in the business, sean has spent four months working on his very first super bowl ad. a top secret spot, including shooting in thailand, for a new gaming phone from sony-ericsson. why is it such a big secret? >> it's the launch of a few product. we want team to know it's coming but we want them to wait to see the phone. >> reporter: we're the very first people to see any of it. >> that's right. >> reporter: but we can't see all of it? >> that's the rules. that's the way we play. here we go. ♪ >> you're supposed to be a little scared. >> reporter: i'm totally scared. i'm terrified.
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oh, my goodness. >> now, that's it. you've seen enough. >> reporter: will next year's game feature chimps and naked ladies? chances are better than super. they're certain. i'm john berman in new york. hó
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♪ welcome back, everybody. finally this half hour, the packers' aaron rodgers might be the super bowl mvp this year, but the subject of our next story really is if a league of excellence all by himself. >> he is a nationally ranked wrestler at arizona state university whose success on the mat is an inspiration to all of us. nathan o'neil has more. >> reporter: hour after hour of sweat, this gym literally wreaks
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of hard work. it's a place that feels very comfortable to anthony robles. >> wrestling takes tremendous work ethic. >> reporter: for the past four years he's left everything on the mat in the quest to be the best in the country. >> it was about finding my style of wrestling. >> reporter: and all that sweat and hard work have paid off. he's now ranked number two in the nation and undefeated. he has worn his asu uniform since freshman year and competed. but this time when he hits the mat, it will be his last match as a sun defl. >> i but so much into it. i love the sport so much that, you know, right now i can't imagine what i'll be doing not competing. >> reporter: but while life as a wrestler is not an easy one, for anthony there was one pore challenge. >> it's a shock to everybody. people didn't know i was going to be born with his leg missing. >> reporter: i says his mother
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taught him an important life lesson, by treating him the same as anyone else. >> i just love him, you know. i think i -- i've always just loved him as my son. >> i'm not just wrestling for myself. i'm wrestling for my family, my friends, people who helped me and those people cheering me on. >> reporter: when he took the mat for the final time at asu, he channelled the suspect of fans and every family member who helped him get this far. >> so see him out there, to see him wrestle, to hear everybody cheering for him, it touched my heart. >> reporter: while he may be moving on from the sport, he hopes to continue to inspire others. >> i guess i'm going to move into motivational speaking. ip to turn around and help inspire and help other people to reach their goals. >> reporter: but as he enters the finals, he's hoping not only his words but his actions inspire. for abc news on campus, nathan o'neil, tempe, arizona. >> such an impressive young man. he went on to say in an
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interview, i don't want to be -- i want -- rather, i want to be known as a great wrestler, not that one-legged
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this morning on "world news now" -- the pack is back. green bay beats the pittsburgh steelers in super bowl xlv. the packers are taking home their fourth championship trophy. it's monday, february 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> no one else wants to win it. four is too much. i was rooting for them, actually. >> so i was. good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm vinita nair. why anticipation turned to frustration for thousands of super bowl fans in dallas. and on worldwide tv how christina aguilera disappointed her fans.
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you've probably heard of this. you think it's a mistake? you think it's okay? we'll tell you what everyone is saying about that super bowl performance. >> people have been ripping her to shreds. she's taking a beat down this morning. also ahead, egypt takes remarkable steps toward a new government. the world is watching this ongoing political process. a big meeting over the weekend with many, many opposition factions to try to cobble together a new government. and a way to move forward after the last two weeks. >> interesting to see what the world of muslim brotherhood will play when it's all said and done. and a talker story. a murder suspect who claims his consumption of red bull made him do it. he apparently killed his elderly father. he says it was exhaustion and red bull that led him to it. >> wow. see how that plays in court. first, the lombardi trophy is going home to green bay, wisconsin. the packers bent the steelers to their will in super bowl xlv. it was an especially sweet victory for green bay quarterback and mvp aaron rodgers who has finally come out from the shadow of brett favre.
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>> great poster there. but the big game got off to a shaky start for thousands of fans who suffered the lingering effects of all that freak winter weather down in texas. wfaa reporter has more on that. >> have an enjoyable day at nfl super bowl. >> reporter: at 11:30 the nfl opened perimeter fence. >> hold your tickets up. hold credentials up. >> reporter: 30 minutes later at noon, the security lines were supposed to open, allowing fans into the stadium. that time came and went. fans did their best to stay upbeat. >> a little disappointed. disappointed. i had jerry jones' cell phone number, but he's not answering. >> the wait's horrible. >> reporter: the issue, ice on the stadium roof. the nfl says it worked with the arlington fire department to establish safe zones to protect fans from falling ice. that meant closing four gates. and delayed the opening of the gates that were open. >> when that gate opened up at
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noon to wait here for an hour to get into there. nobody quite knows what's going on, when it's going to start or anything else. >> i don't know what's going on, but i hope they get us in pretty soon. >> reporter: this gate finally did open about an hour and 20 minutes late. leading to a celebration by the crowd. but here the ice storm left yet another bad impression for some visitors to north texas. are you surprised to even hear that's a problem? >> yes, yes. i think it's -- i think they're real prepared here, myself. >> reporter: not to mention, this delay and four closed gates combined to slow down the arrival of tens of thousands of fans, who were just arriving when the gates finally opened. >> and that was david shecter reporting. believe it or not, it gets worse than that. more than 1,000 fans got to the stadium to find they had no seats at all. six temporary sections had been set up for the super bowl but they had not yet been inspected. so hundreds of people who had paid very good money to be there
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had to watch the game on monitors or in standing room sections. some unpleased folks in your hometown of dallas. >> uh-huh. well, turning overseas now to an important step toward a political transition in egypt. vice president met with 50 opposition leaders, including those from the muslim brotherhood. christiane amanpour reports on the bold move. >> reporter: in cairo, people were still gathering in tahrir square, but over the course of this day, it became clear that the real action had moved into the cabinet office. it was there that omar suleiman, the new vice president of egypt, in an unprecedented meeting, convened the opposition that has effectively forced president mubarak to step down. for the first time in 30 years, the muslim brotherhood, a banned political party, sat in a government meeting, alongside youth leaders who were at the heart of this movement. but it's the brotherhood and what role it might take in the future here that is of chief
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concern to the west. we spoke with dr. khalil el gazar, a member of the brotherhood's leadership council after the meeting. everybody's afraid of you, afraid of the muslim brotherhood. i ask why? give me an answer. >> reporter: because they don't want to see a fundamentalist regime where people don't have choice. >> we are not fundamentalist. like the muslim think. >> reporter: he told us the brotherhood is not seeking the presidency or any cabinet position. and he says the brotherhood accepts egypt's peace treaty with israel. what about the west, would you have friendly ties to the west? >> we have good feelings to the west, but what i'm searching for, better thing from the western country. >> reporter: while there are still protesters vowing to remain in the square until the president leaves office, the political process for when he does leave is now under way. christiane amanpour, abc news, cairo. and president obama is now
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downplaying expectations that the muslim brotherhood would have a major role in whatever new government takes shape in egypt. in an interview with fox news channel's bill o'reilly the president looked at egypt's options. >> what i want is a representative government in egypt. and i have confidence that if egypt moves in an orderly transition process, that we'll have a government in egypt that we can work with together as a partner. >> also from egypt, a top google executive who went missing there is expected to be released to his family this afternoon. the google marketing manager had been detained since he took part in anti-government protests late last month. a colleague was negotiating his release. back in this country, two young men are under arrest after a shooting rampage at a frat party in ohio. it happened at a house off campus near youngstown state university. police say the two men were asked to leave the party but returned and open fire. one student was killed and 11 others injured.
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one victim, a 17-year-old, is now in critical condition. there is growing controversy in florida over a man who admittedly -- who admitted killing his elderly father. lawyers for the confessed killer say they now plan to use the insanity defense, but they're also blaming the killer's use of a popular energy drink. jeremy hubbard has that story. >> reporter: it is an unbelievable crime. steven coffeen has confessed to smothering his 83-year-old father with a pillow. but almost as shocking, the reasons his lawyers say he did it. the cause, a combination of red bull and exhaustion that led to a psychotic breakdown. his own brother doesn't buy it. >> it's crap. this red bull -- i don't even think the man drank red bull. they cannot 100% tell me that he didn't know what he was doing. >> reporter: steven coffeen's defense team disagrees. in fact, the american psychiatric association defines a caffeine overdose as 300 milligrams, that's about four cans of red bull. but coffeen's attorneys insist cases like this aren't stunts.
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>> these people are insane. i don't put a defense on that i don't believe in. >> reporter: in this case the prosecution's psychiatrist agree and an insanity plea is appropriate for steven coffeen. the red bull insanity defense is hardly unique. a defendant once blamed tea. another said he was being chased by space aliens when he killed a cop. remember the infamous twinkie defense? harvey milk shot and killed by fellow san francisco leader dan white, whose attorneys claimed a diet of sugary food gave him mood swings that made him snap. why do these things cause insanity? it's, frankly, a series of events that causes an individual to not be able to understand that the actions, activities they're involved in are criminal. >> reporter: we have seen and will likely continue to see the insanity defense in a slew of high-profile cases. truth is, it's used less than 1% of the time. and it works for just one-quarter of those defendants,
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like stooemp coffeen, who could be released from a mental institution in just months if a judge agrees he was instain at the time. jeremy hubbard, abc news, new york. >> what a bizarre story. here's a look now at your monday weather. showers in the pacific northwest. the southeast and hawaii. meanwhile, snow in denver and around the rockies. a wintry mix of snow and rain across much of the south. partly sunny here in the northeast. >> mid-40s here in the northeast. miami will hit 82 degrees. that's warmer than honolulu, at 79. bitter cold in fargo with minus 2. not much better in the twin cities where the high will be 5 degrees. while some couples may race to the altar but in denver yesterday, some raced to the prize. >> more than a dozen prospective brides and grooms took part in the second annual hitched in the highlands event. it was billed as an urban adventure. >> the 15 couples had to follow clues and perform some stunts as well. elizabeth and paul finished first and took the $20,000 prize. nice for them. they'll be married on april 10th.
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they say it's good to find out how well they will work together. >> if you're wondering what the stunts were, it included making bouquets, buying liquor and having the groom get a manicure. >> a couple that drinks together, stays together. more "world news now" after this. ♪ [ male announcer ] for the things you can't wash, freshen it with febreze. ♪ because febreze doesn't just cover up odors... it penetrates deep into fabrics to eliminate odors and leaves a light, fresh scent. febreze. it's a breath of fresh air.
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domino's, papa john's, pizza hut, they play rough trying to win your delivery dollar. >> pizza. thank you. how much do i owe you? >> reporter: who's the best of the bunch? to find out, we devised an unscientific test. who better to judge pizza than college students. we asked students at five different universities around the country to order large pepperoni pizzas from the three chains. to measure them not on taste, that's just too subjective. >> very good. >> reporter: but on what really matters when you're trying to feed a hungry crew. speed of delivery, temperature, how hot on arrival and critical for meat lovers, how many pieces of pepperoni per pie. first up, delivery time. all students called their local domino's, papa john's and pizza hut at the exact same time, 5 p.m. on sunday. >> timer has started. for domino's. >> reporter: after adjusting for
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distance from delivery location, the winner of fastest delivery on this day goes to domino's, which won in three out of five of our test locations. next up, hotness. of course, the sooner the pizza got to the students, the more likely it was to be nice and fresh. the most piping hot pie came from domino's in syracuse. >> this pizza is coming right on it of the oven. they lit real just drove it here. about 152. >> reporter: not every slice was good and hot. like this from papa john's. >> it's so cold that it ripped apart like this. >> i ordered a pizza from you an hour ago. it just got here. it's cold and nasty. >> reporter: who had the hottest pizza? in our experiment the winner was domino's. >> very hot, fresh and lots of pepperonis. two thumbs up for me. >> reporter: final challenge, a tongue-twister. how many pepperonis on each piece of pie? >> looks like a lot of pepperonis.
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let's count this. >> lots of pepperonis. >> 54, 55. and 55 pieces of pepperoni. that's a lot of pepperoni. >> reporter: the meatiest with an average of 54 pieces per pie, pizza hut. >> mm. unscientific study but interesting, nonetheless. >> i think most would take a piece from each. if i was pulling, i'd do pizza hut crust, papa john's toppings -- sorry, sauce. >> a mix of all those things? >> yes. >> look at "world news now." >> apparently dressed like a dude working in a pizza factory. >> i like your hat. >> call me giuseppe. >> call me giuseppe. 
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ well, let's just get to the story everyone's talking about today. >> oh, yeah. >> if you watched the super bowl last night you probably saw christina aguilera singing at very beginning. everyone's talking about the line she messed up. take a listen.
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♪ what so proudly we hailed ♪ at the twilight's last gleaming ♪ ♪ what so proudly we watched ♪ at the twilight's last gleaming ♪ >> so that wasn't on loop. that was her repeating the same line twice with variation. o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming and she sang with a slight variation. she sang, what so proudly we watched were the twilight's last gleaming. she is finally coming out. she had to because people viciously attacked her after the mistake. people in the audience were immediately tweeting. here's what she had to say. she said, i can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and the true spirit of the anthem still came through. this is after nibblely she declined commenting. phone calls were made and her spokes people didn't say
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anything. this came out late last night. we posted this on our facebook page. and people immediately -- >> it blew up. >> -- chimed in. you guys are very aggressive in whether you support her or don't support her. we got this text from katherine. she said, i was floored and not in a good way. she butchered that. we got this from andrew. can you imagine how nerve racking that must be? back off. she's human, geez. >> i tend to agree with andrew. some folks didn't like her rendition, thought it was too over the top. that was mine -- >> that was christina. >> yes. exactly. 100 million people watching, i guess people get nervous. gisele bundchen, back in the headlines. she has a knack for making folks mad. six months ago she said there should be a worldwide law that mothers should breast feed their babies for six months. >> i remember that. >> folks didn't like that. now she's taking on sunscreen, calling it poison. she's 30 years old now. she basically says she has too many chemicals, doesn't like to use the stuff.
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of course, cancer experts weighing in now, furious she said this. the guy head of dermatology at brazil's national cancer institute chimed in and said, sunscreen prevents damage to the skin and is fundamental importance for the prevention of cancer. this is not any poich. when a public person makes a statement like this, it creates confusion. she doesn't like formula or sunscreen. that's giselle -- >> to my core belief i believe they're innocent comment. she doesn't intend to have this platform. she has it because she's a celebrity. they can barely speak english but apparently we want them to learn italian. i'm talking about the guys from "jersey shore." ronnie and pauley d. are taking a rosetta stone to learn italian, according to tmz. if you haven't heard, they're doing seasons in italy and they want to make sure they are able to speak the language properly. i think they have to fade out the jersey shore accent to master. >> i have a feeling that ain't going to happen. i want to see what kind of americana the crew from "jersey
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shore" brings over to italy when they start season, what is it, 28 now? i cannot wait. >> it will be interesting when they introduce beer bongs and spray tans and -- >> gtf, t-shirt time, the fist pump. >> he knows it well. >> gtf, fist pump.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. america online is expected to announce that is buying "the huffington post." aol reportedly paid $315 million for "the huffington post" to expand the company's news presence on the web. wikileaks founder julian assange appears in a london courtroom today for extradition hearings. his attorneys are fighting sexual assault charges in sweden. back to work for astronaut mark kelly. he will resume training for "endeavour" mission. he has been on leave since last month when his wife, congresswoman gabby giffords was shot in tucson. finally this half hour, the story of a little boy from georgia whose bravery knows no limits.
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>> after suffering painful burns and then having his body reject skin grafts, teak part in an experimental medical trial, a trial using skin grown in a laboratory. here's steve osunsami. >> look at you, mr. handsome man. >> reporter: alfred is just 8 years old and a very strong little man. he is living, surviving, walking into school today after suffering severe burns over most of his body. the accident happened here in june at a wooded area near the family's home. there were kids here playing with lighters and gasoline. they started a fire. and when alfred came to help them put it out, he was covered in flames. >> in the backseat of the car he said, mommy, am i going to die? because i think i might die. and i said, no, you're not going to die. you're not going to die. no. >> reporter: doctors at shriner's hospital in cincinnati saved his life with a risky procedure that required fda approval. they took small pieces of skin, what little he had left, and used them to grow replacement skin in a laboratory.
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>> i want to go home. >> reporter: after months of prayers and dozens of operations -- >> good morning. we're glad to have you here today. >> reporter: -- he's now back at elementary school with his old friends in his new skin. >> it's awesome. and i'm awesome. >> reporter: all this time a teddy bear kept his seat nice and warm. for the next year he has to wear this protective suited, while his skin fully heals, his doctors flew to town weeks ago to show his friends what to expect >> they showed how he needed the special clothes. >> no one wants to wear this. >> really? >> i don't like wearing this. >> i like it because it looks like a fire fighter man. >> reporter: the kids don't see -- >> nope, they don't. >> reporter: they just see him as a regular student. >> a regular third grade student. that they're glad to have back in their classroom. >> reporter: he's expected to make a full recovery. his mother says he's learned more in four months about life, death and love than most people learn their entire lives. steve osunsami, abc news.
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>> his parents say his days begin with skin stretching exercises that can be two to thre
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but in other parts of the city, life shows signs of returning to normal. we're joined with the latest. >> reporter: good morning from here in cairo. you can see from the live pictures, demonstrators are heading back into tahrir square on this foggy morning for two weeks now they've been unyielding in their call for president mubarak to resign and unmoved by gestures from the government coming out of talks with opposition leaders. vice president suleiman agreed
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to release political prisoners, restore the internet and pledged not to go after any protesters. many of them remain in the square because they have feared once they leave they will be hunted down. still they're in no mood to compromise. many protesters tell us they are skeptical of the government's good faith. so, how this ends is still very much unclear. there is a growy weariness with all the upheaval. banks reopened and legendary traffic return to the streets. many tell us although they support the cause, they are still anxious to get on with their lives. the government wants a seize on that, portray the demonstrations as disruptive but the protesters see no reason to stop now. >> well, you mentioned moving forward. what about the muslim brotherhood? there are of course now rumors they'll be involved in these political talks. how significant is this? >> reporter: it's really significant. it is the first time in 30 years that the muslim brotherhood has actually been given a seat at the table.
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for the last 30 years they have been banned and they have been bullied. they sat alongside the youth leaders who were at the heart of this movement. the brotherhood and the role they might take in the future of this country is certainly a chief concern to the west. we've spoken to leaders of the group. they tell us that they are in favor of egypt's peace treaty with israel. they say that's good for all egyptians. they say there's no fear of fundamentalism. they say they are not al qaeda. they are not looking to turn this into iran, any theocracy. they say they are willing to work with all the people and keep egypt secular. >> fascinating politics. thank you for that report live from cairo this morning. also in the middle east, a hearing has ended for three american hikers charged with spying in iran. simon mcgregor woods has details on the secret proceedings. >> reporter: after an agonizing 18 months in detention, two hikers had their day in tehran's revolutionary court.
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but america's only diplomatic representative in iran, the swiss ambassador, was told to wait outside. the two men and their former companion sarah shourd were charged with entering iran illegally and espionage. that can carry serious amounts of jail time. shourd was released on $500,000 bail for medical reasons last september, and is refusing to return to iran. she's been tried in absentia. defense lawyers read out not guilty pleas for all three. we spoke to one of those lawyers -- after reading everything, i'm very hopeful and positive, he told us, that legally there is no evidence of trespassing or spying. problem is, this whole case is more about politics than law. >> we know from previous experience in iran that these -- these judges are not objective. these cases are not based on the actual evidence. they are political cases. >> reporter: the two men's fate may now depend on a power
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struggle between religious hard liners and those inside the regime who believe this case may now be more trouble than it's worth. simon mcgregor wood, abc news, london. in northwest ohio, firefighter expect that a stubborn chemical fire should be extinguished later this morning. the fire started after a freight train derailed. eight cars blew up. each car was carrying 30,000 gallons of ethanol. everyone within two miles of that explosion was evacuated. thankfully, no injuries to report. in northeast ohio two men are behind bars this morning after a shooting rampage at a fraternity party. it happened at a house off campus near youngstown state university. police say the two men were asked to leave the party but returned and open fire. one student was killed and 11 others injured. one victim, a 17-year-old, is in critical condition. back to work this morning for astronaut mark kelly. the husband of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords resumes training at johnson
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space center for his upcoming shuttle mission. he's been at the bedside of his wife since she was shot in that tragedy in tucson. while in space, he'll be able to keep in touch through e-mail as well as the occasional phone call. well, there were events around the country over the weekend marking the 100th anniversary of ronald reagan's birth. more birthday events are planned all year long. the celebrations are sure to stoke the reagan myth, but does it really fit the man? here's david kerley. ♪ god bless america >> reporter: a centennial celebration befitting a president. celebrating a man who redefined the republican party, cherished by conservatives. >> i have only one thing to say to the tax increasers -- go ahead, make my day. >> reporter: the now political icon is a campaign must mention. >> ronald reagan. >> ronald reagan. >> ronald reagan. >> reporter: and not just republicans. democrats seeing that history has been good to the 40th president are trying to co-opt part of his legacy. and republicans know it. >> you could say we're all
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reaganites now. >> reporter: but some conservatives worry this embracing of the reagan legacy by both sides of the aisle may strip away some of the former president's ideals, making it harder for conservatives to mover the country to the right. those same conservatives have been purposeful in reagan myth-making. for 14 years one group has worked to get airports, roads and buildings named in mr. reagan's honor. does that diminish the conservative cause? >> to the extent we're all reaganites now, i don't see how conservatives can be depressed by that. because what reagan meant then and now means that we're going to discuss american politics in a conservative vocabulary. >> reporter: the reagan message -- >> our government is too big and spends too much. >> reporter: of smaller government and fewer taxes didn't become a reality. while he dramatically cut tax rates, he also signed tax increases in six of his eight years in office. rather than shrinking government, spending actually increased 2.5% each year he served.
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and the national debt tripled. the myth may not match reality, leaving us plenty to debate. >> how many presidents can we say that historians 100 years after they left office are still writing about him and interested in him? ronald reagan would be one of those. ♪ happy birthday to you >> reporter: david kerley, abc news, washington. well, there was a little football game last night down in texas. maybe you've heard of the super bowl. the game last night, the green bay packers defeated the pittsburgh steelers 31-25. never yielding to lead. they now will take home the trophy named for their former legendary coach vince lombardi. quarterback aaron rodgers, who led the team to a wild card playoff berth and then the super bowl, was named mvp. and back in green bay, of course, as you can imagine, fans poured into the streets to celebrate. warming up a cold wisconsin night. green and gold fireworks flashed
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overhead. festivities will continue this afternoon when the team returns from dallas, drive through the city in a motorcade to a big celebration over at lambeau field. good times in wisconsin. >> oh, that's who won. >> you hadn't heard, right? >> i'm just kidding. here's a look at your monday weather. showers in the northwest and northeast. south gets a mix of snow and rain. snowy around denver. fair and mild in the southwest. >> and the middle of the country remains in the deep freeze. minus 2 in fargo. 12 in omaha. 20 in kansas city. sacramento with 67. phoenix, 71. mid-40s from baltimore to new york. before she was the anchor of "good morning america," before she was even in television, robin roberts was a star basketball player in high school and college. >> she played for southeastern louisiana university scoring 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds as well. yesterday her alma mater retired her jersey, number 21. >> how cool is that? she's only the second lady lion so honored. >> congrats to robin. we'll be right back.
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by now most of us know the story behind the oscar winning film "the blind side" but it turns out there's a little more to that story than we thought. >> the real michael oher has written his own book. in it he tells the world his real story behind his life. john donvan has more. >> reporter: something about number 74, michael oher, that people are always telling hi story. >> the baltimore ravens select michael oher. >> reporter: the day he was a first-round draft pick. >> now we can tell the story from homeless in memphis to a first-round pick. >> i'm not going to let them down. i'm going to get everything i
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got. >> reporter: the best-selling biography "the blind side" and then the movie the book turned into, winning an oscar for sandra bullock playing the mother of a white family that took in a black teenager. >> we want to know if you would like to become part of this family? >> kind of thought i already was. >> reporter: and how they got him through school and on a path to the nfl. it's a real tear-jerker with the added power of being based on real life. up to a point anyway. because now michael is coming out with his own version of the michael oher story. so you watched the movie and you said, afterwards my feelings were mixed. i couldn't understand why so many people around me were sniffing and blowing their noses at the end. i wanted to stand up and say, you realize that was a happy ending, right? >> yeah, i mean, it was. i went to college. you know, it was a great ending. you know, but it had a bunch of sad parts in it. >> reporter: but you're happy,
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happy ending? >> yeah, very happy ending. >> reporter: sure it was, as happy as it was impossible. but it happened. the world that michael oher came from was not gentle, the rough side of memphis, where he grew up wandering among the homes of neighbors who would take him in, scrounging for meals. until the private christian school let him enroll. and leanne tuohy, the person sandra bullock played, a real person, hers a real family, started by giving michael play place to sleep and ended up adopting him. >> he thinks i birthed him. it's gotten to the point where i think i birthed him. he takes great offense if people don't think he's a part of the family. >> reporter: so if the story is all true, why come out with yet another version of it? because obviously this guy doesn't need the money. who did you write the book for? >> i know a lot of other kids out there, young teenagers out there that, you know, the odds of them making it are slim to none. i basically did it, you know, for them.
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>> reporter: so they get the message it can be done. >> exactly. >> reporter: michael's book also functions as a footnote to the michael oher story we think we know. he wants to make clear he's not some guy who sat around waiting to be rescued. there's a part of the story that really bothers him. >> i felt that, you know, that the book made me look like i didn't know what was going on. for instance, with ketchup bottles. >> i'll be the running back and show me what you're supposed to do. >> reporter: he means the scene where he explains to michael how football work. >> quarterback hands it off. >> reporter: cute kid, cute scene, never happened. because michael says he knew football. >> since i was 9, 10 years old, i always understood the game of football and basketball. >> reporter: but what he wants kids to hear is that they have a part in their own rescue. that he himself, despite the odds, stayed away from drugs, kept himself together, never stopped believing in himself, long before he had met the tuohys.
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you did a lot yourself. you were ironing your shirts to show up neat and clean, long before you were discovered. >> no doubt. i always was a neat guy. getting up on my own time. i was determined to be something. i probably wasn't going to be in the nba or nfl, but i was going to make it in life. i was going to have, you know, a family. just -- >> reporter: so, if you didn't have the size, if you didn't have your talent, do you still think you would have gotten out of the inner city? >> no doubt. i was determined. i mean, no matter what it took. i was going to -- i was going to get out because i knew there was something better. >> reporter: his something better turned out to be pretty rare. >> good work by michael over. >> reporter: playing in the nfl, covering the blind side. his point, to those who need help and to those who can help, go for it, because the only time you're sure to lose is when you stop trying. i'm john donvan in washington.
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>> he also said about the movie, it portrayed him as dumb as never having had quality academic instruction. once he had it he started to do very well. >> he says his mother was very fond of crack cocaine, she did have 12 kids ask those long stretches of time were gone, he says all of that was accurate. ed >> the book will be out tomorrow.
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in case you were hiding under a rock, the green bay packers are the new super bowl champions. they took their business against pittsburgh steelers winning last night's big game 31-25. so, now they will head back with their title, with their fourth vince lombardi trophy, named after the packers' legendary coach. >> more highlights from the game coming up in just a second. but with the end of the nfl season, try not to shed a tear, comes the end to our little
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competition to pick the winner. just a few months. you've loved every second of it. >> this competition makes me like football because i'm apparently gifted as picking winners. just beat on the home team. our postseason version came down to the wire but the overall winner hanging in the balance of super bowl xlv. who won? we'll get to that in a moment. first let's go to highlights. >> the steelers went into last night's game looking for their seventh super bowl ring. aaron rodgers and the packers were standing in front of that, though. the pack scored first when rodgers finds nelson in the end zone to take a 7-0 lead. >> on the steelers next possession, ben roethlisberger drops back but is hit as he throws. green bay's nick collins comes down with it and takes it 37 yards all the way for the td. packers go into the half up 21-10. >> thought it was going to be a rout, but not quite. we fast forward to the fourth quarter when rodgers finds jennings in the end zone. packers up 28-17. getting a little tighter. >> but the steelers would not go
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down quietly. in the fourth, roethlisberger finds mike wallace for the 25-yard td pass. they would go for two and get it. steelers now trail 28-25. >> now a game with under a minute to play, steelers looking for a miracle on fourth and five. roethlisberger looking for wallace. the pass is broken up. the steelers turn it over on downs. and the packers take super bowl xlv 31-25. >> now time for everyone to gloat here, except for rob. what does a packers victory mean for us? it came down to jack and willis, who picked the steelers and packers respectively. >> with the packers victory, willis moves into a tie with jack for first place on the final day of the season. we have a tie. >> so, our final leaderboard looks like this. jack and willis share the top spot going 6-5. >> vinita ends up with a 5-6 record and i pull up the back shamefully 4-7 for postseason. not a pretty picture there. congrats to you. your strategy worked.
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pug dog that storms through the door and tackles the guy behind the glass as he's waving the chip, tied with first place for another ad, the budweiser dog ad, which was kind of funny, featuring a dog sitter who gets the canines to cater his party. the doritos pug as well as the budweiser dog. coming in third, if you saw this one, was the volkswagen darth vader ad. huggable kid in that costume with unknown assist from his dad thinks he started the car with his magic powers. cute stuff. kind of funny last night. >> i didn't see that one. >> i missed that one. i didn't wake up until the end of the first quarter. that's what the folks at "usa today" liked. for some of the funniest commercials of 2011. congrats. >> speaking of the super bowl, i read this article in "the wall street journal" and i thought it was interesting. they basically chronicled some guy who was trying to watch the super bowl tivo'd. what they did, was this guy had some long drive so he couldn't watch the game live. they asked him all of the different mediums he basically
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had to avoid. when you think about it nowadays, it's staggering. this guy went to the extreme, every time he picked up the phone, before he said anything, he said, don't tell me the score. they said with the day after he basically realized he would have to dodge all radio bulletins, tv news, friends, their phone calls, text messages, e-mails, news websites, facebook and twitter. i think if you think about it, i mean, to avoid not knowing this, you surely couldn't have seen this segment before this and you can't watch any tv because everyone references it the day after. >> it's virtually impossible. hopefully -- i'm sure he knows by now. it's impossible to avoid. that's how in touch we are these days. it's weird. good luck if he did it. this story strikes me as weird from the associated press out of north dakota. i don't -- a lot of questions with this but it is funny. north dakota team, wrestling team was traveling to another part of the state for a high school regional championship for the wrestling match. they thought they spotted what they believed to be at the time was a dead raccoon. for whatever reason they pulled the raccoon into the tour bus.
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